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Leslie Caron Overview:

Actress, Leslie Caron, was born Leslie Claire Margaret Caron on Jul 1, 1931 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. As of December 2019, Leslie Caron was 88 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Caron was nominated for two Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1953Best ActressLili (1953)Lili DaurierNominated
1963Best ActressThe L-Shaped Room (1962)JaneNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Classic Movie Travels:

By Annette Bochenek on May 4, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

May Classic Movie Travels: [Leslie] The musical genre is one that is incredibly multifaceted in terms of how it tells a story. Though there are scripts and lyrics that can further the plot along, musicals also tell stories where words fall short. Musicals employ a wide... Read full article


Rock and Dorothy Write It in the Dusty Wind; Can't Replace Doris

By Rick29 on Sep 17, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Dorothy Malone may have won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Written on the Wind (1956), but Rock Hudson benefited more from the film's success. Along with Giant (1956) and his Jane Wyman pairings, Written on the Wind propelled Hudson into a major star. Thus, he was at the peak of his career whil... Read full article


“Gigi” – , Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier

By Art on Jul 10, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

“This story is about a little girl. It could be about any one of those little girls playing there. But it isn’t. It’s about one in particular. Her name is Gigi.” ~ Honore Lachaille (Maurice Chevalier) . “Gigi” is a 1958 musical film produced by Arthur Freed and... Read full article


DUAL BIRTHDAY SPAMS–#1:

By Lara on Jul 1, 2011 From Backlots

July 1 produces great Hollywood stars. Tomorrow (or today in France, where both birthday girls reside) is the birthday of two film legends– (born 1931) and Olivia de Havilland (born a whopping 1916). As I know I’m going to get carried away about Olivia and basically write an ... Read full article


Happy Birthday:

By Dawn on Jul 1, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

was a ballet dancer when Gene Kelly discovered her, and cast her to perform with him in the musical An American in Paris(1951), a role in which a pregnant Cyd Charisse was originally cast. This led to a MGM contract in films, The Glass Slipper (1955) and the drama Gaby (1956). She also ... Read full article


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Leslie Caron Quotes:

Gigi: A necklace is love! A ring is love! / A rock from some obnoxious little king is love! / A sapphire with a star is love! / An ugly black cigar is love! / Everything you are is love! You would think it would embarrass / All the people here in Paris / To be thinking every minute of love!


Gigi: [pointing] Is that the scandalous Madame d'Exelmans?
Gaston Lachaille: Yes, that is she. Tell me, Gigi, the way that you express yourself... does you grandmother hear you talk this way?
Gigi: She doesn't listen to me much.


Mardou Fox: I go through men as other women go through money. I'm a spendthrift with men ... I want so badly to be a miser!


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Mother-in-law of Glenn Wilhide and Jane Studd.

Was president of the jury at the 'Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin' in 1989.

Her first marriage to musician, composer and meat-packing planet heir (Hormel Foods) Geordie Hormel ended after 3 years. Her second marriage to famed stage director Peter Hall also ended in divorce, with his naming Warren Beatty, her co-star in Promise Her Anything (1965), as co-respondent. The London court ordered Beatty to pay court costs.

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